Created in 1959, "Paths of Steel" shows United States Steel and its operations in Pittsburgh at the height of the company's dominance of the steel industry. The movie looks at some of the research being applied to create innovation in the materials industry through alloys, heat treatment, and forging or rolling. The film was directed by James Petrie, a cameraman, editor, and director who made training and motivational films with Louis de Rochemont and via Potter, Orchard &... Topics: Steel, Stainless Steel, Tin, Alloy Steel, Steel Can, Metallurgy, Hardness Testing, Radioactivity,...
A look at how progress in the steel manufacturing process helped the United States growth. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contactÂ A/V Geeks LLC. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: steel, Armco, progress
Directed by Leon Schauder for the Gaumont-British Instructional company in 1940, "Shipbuilders" shows the operation of a shipyard and the building and launching of merchant vessels from keel to smokestack. A shipwright named Charlie Brown is interviewed in the course of the film, and the riveting and shaping of steel for the hull of a merchant vessel is shown. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Shipbuilding, Merchant Vessel, Steel, Steel Industry
byOffice for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
NYA boys learn to use machine tools at various residence centers in Illinois. The boys operate lathes and milling machines, learn to weld, make incubators in a sheet metal shop, pour steel into molds, do blacksmithing work, and attend classes in auto mechanics, mechanical drawing, and radio repairing. Includes views of the meals served and of recreational facilities at the centers (libraries, sports contests, and billiard tables).National Archives Identifier: 37250Local Identifier:... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Machine-tools, Motion pictures, Steel, Work, Living New Deal
byCinecraft, Inc,; American Iron and Steel Institute,; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc,; Inland Steel Company
Describes the steel industry's progress, programs, and research in air and water pollution control. Shows the various types of pollution control procedures and equipment used throughout the steel manufacturing process, including dust catchers, air cleaning systems, furnace air control systems, separators, cooling towers, and waste lagoons. Explains how airborne pollutants are precipitated away before air is returned to the atmosphere through the basic oxygen process, and how oil, sludge, and... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: avgeeks, pollution, steel industry
Produced in 1938 by United States Steel, "Steel: Man's Servant" presents a lavish Technicolor look at the steel industry prior to WWII. Narrated by Edwin Hill and directed by Roland Reed, with amusical score by Robert Armbruster, the 37-minute film typically accompanied a dramatic feature film in release. The film presents mining activities on the Mesabi Range, with an Oliver Iron Mining Co. steam shovel ripping iron ore from the ground at the film's start. The film goes on to... Topics: U.S Steel, Steel, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, 1938, Technicolor, Periscope Film, Stock Footage
byDepartment of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
Shows the Colorado River, electric power transmission lines, and a steel plant in operation. A train brings materials, fuel, and workmen to Boulder City to build Boulder Dam. Close-ups are shown of buckets on cable cars dumping cement into the coffer dam. Includes views of the power lines and towers at the dam site, the switches to control the power, and the completed dam; and the farms, homes, and orchards made possible by power and water from the dam.National Archives Identifier: 11674Local... Topics: Boulder City (Nev.), Building, Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico), Dams, Irrigation, Military bases,...
Produced in 1947 by Warner Bros., "The Power Behind the Nation" is a patriotic film that stresses the indispensability of good, solid, American workmanship. It was made about the "America that all Americans love" and "takes up the story of the pioneering that made America what it is today." Features great images of the heavy industry of the 40s including the automobile assembly line, chemical plants, fishing industry, textile industry, railroads, steel industry,... Topics: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Nation, Film, Patriot, Patriotism, Railroads, Industry, Mechanization,...
Created in 1959, "The Drama of Metal Forming" is an exceptional film that shows the forming of metal in a foundry. It was directed by Peter DeNormanville and produced by the famed editor Raymond Spottiswoode, the father of Hollywood director Roger Spottiswoode and distant relative of the Swindon Bakery's famous chef Angus Spottiswoode. Slabbing mills are rollers are shown, almost certainly located in the UK, and the many processes used to create finished parts such as railway car... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Metal, Film, Shell Company, Shell Oil Company, Foundry, Royal Dutch Shell, Metal, Ingots,...
A documentary study of workers displaced by automatic machinery in a typical American steel town in the 1920's and 1930's. Follows the development of the town and depicts the life of its people as being bound up in the fortunes of the mill. Points out that with the introduction of labor-saving devices the men were no longer needed in the mill, and shows how war made such a demand on manpower that there was a scarcity of men adequately trained for the jobs. Suggests the need for the constant... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Automation, United States., Steel industry and trade, Iron and steel workers, Moving-pictures,...